Category: Photo of the Week

Snapshot: Food Markets, Yunnan, China

Locals in Dali, China, shop for food, carrying goods in baskets on their backs. Locally-grown rice, wheat, vegetables, and tobacco are brought weekly to the Monday market in the village of Shaping. 

Snapshot: Earthquake simulation at the Museum Mensch und Natur

What do you have to do when you experience an earthquake? Perhaps you might seek shelter under a table or under a doorframe. If you are a geologist, however, you also need to collect data and measure what you are experiencing. In case you…

Snapshot: ESEH Preparation!

RCC Editors Stephanie Hood and Marielle Dado, and Research Associate Susanne Darabas have been preparing for the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) 2015 conference in Versailles! Come and visit us at our book table, where we will be showcasing our Perspectives journal including a brand new volume, “The Imagination…

Photo of the Week: Val Berros

Photo of the Week: Helmuth Trischler

Honghe Hani Rice Terraces—a famous UNESCO world cultural heritage site in southwest China’s Yunnan province. Hani people have cultivated the land into terraced rice paddies for at least 1,300 years, creating a unique manufactured landscape.

Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold

RCC Communications Associate and PhD candidate Annka Liepold recently witnessed the hatching of seventeen-year periodical cicadas on her six-month PhD research exchange at the University of Kansas: “The cycle of their reproduction doesn’t match up with that of their predators . . . Pretty cool . . ….

Photo of the Week: Ingo Heidbrink

Antarctica When thinking about the seventh continent, the first thought likely to come to mind is that this frozen region is one of the few places on the globe where humans have not instigated major environmental issues, and where forces of nature are more…

Photo of the Week: Tobias Schiefer

A Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, rests on a plant at the tropical butterfly house at Munich’s botanical gardens. Monarch butterflies have been the focus of many environmental campaigns on account of their dwindling numbers. Their demise has been linked to human activity, most recently in relation to the…

Photo of the Week: Anna Rühl

With over 250 days of sunshine a year, Mongolians call their country the Land of the Blue Sky. Except sometimes it’s not. On a winter’s day in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar—home to approximately half of the country’s population of three million—air pollution can…

Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold

Annka’s photos come from her July 2014 research trip to Olivia, Minnesota in the United States. The town is known as the “Corn Capital of the World,” and is home to nine seed research sites.